About South University
On Campus Housing
South University is a private not-for-profit type university established back in 1899 and was first founded under the name ‘Draughan's Practical Business College’, headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. Later the name was changed to Draughon’s Junior College. In the year 1974 after the institution was acquired by the ‘South family’, the university finally got its current name in the year 1986.
The main campus of the university is located in Savannah, Georgia, and consists of 07 other campuses across the United States of America with 2 learning sites. It offers a wide variety of courses and has over 8,954 students enrolled in the university from all over the United States, as well as other parts of the world.
The student-faculty ratio of the university is 26:1.
The university offers various facilities and services for the students to succeed and achieve their goals and targets; it caters to the student’s needs by providing services such as career services and counseling, alumni connections and various other on-campus activities.
Online Education at South University
The university started offering online courses in the year 2004 and since then the university has been a popular place for the students interested in online education as 52% of the students in the university are enrolled exclusively online. The university not just offers quality education, but also offers various courses and majors online. The online courses offered by the university combines the flexibility of the online classroom as well as provides one-on-one support to the students to help them with every step of the way to achieve the goals and shape careers.
It also provides financial assistance, a fast-paced format and the modern learning experience for the students to improve and sharpen their skills.
The university offers several Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Post-Graduate Certificates, and Doctorate level programs.
Various reviews provided by the students of the university as well as the ranking are listed below.
The university provides a military and veteran-friendly atmosphere which is well appreciated by the students.
The faculties are very friendly, easily approachable and helpful.
Few programs and the curriculum need improvement.
- The university is ranked between 107-141 in ‘Regional Universities-South’, according to the U.S News.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Being a private for-profit institute, the expense to attend the university is quite above average. It is because the university not only provides quality education but sets new standards for the students to meet newer heights in academics and to also give students practical experience so that they can meet the requirements of the outer world.
It will provide you information about the tuition expense, books, and supplies, accommodation cost, the total cost of attendance. Net price of the university and the average net price depending on your family income.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
The students at SUO have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into change-makers. Since the campus life of students assumes a fundamental part in their development and improvement, students at SUO are encouraged to invest their energy in learning and developing themselves. There are around 18% male and 82% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
The university offers various financial aid for the students who qualify and are eligible to avail the financial assistance. The financial aids are available in various forms such as scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs.
The students looking for financial aid must fill the FAFSA forms with the accurate details. The federal school code of the university is 013039.
Scholarship opportunities available for the students are $1000 Path to Graduation Scholarship, HOPE Scholarship, Georgia Zell Miller Scholarship and many more.
Federal Aids available for the students are Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and many more.
Institutional Aids available for the students are South University Grant and South University Alumni Scholarship.
State Grants available for the students are Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP), Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and many more.
Military Aids available for the students are Tuition Assistance "Top-Up", Post 9/11 GI Bill, Active Duty Scholarship and many more.